For those who are #NewHere, I'd like share another aspect of #mastodon that brought many of us here much before the current wave. Mastodon is Free Software (sometimes called as Open Source or Free and Open Source Software). It means anyone is Free to use, study, modify and share the software. This means we are not dependent on any single entity (person, company, country...) and we can be self-reliant.

#FreeSoftware #OpenSource



Adding the following.

Mastodon is licensed under GNU AGPL, a free software license. Free refers to the freedom not the monetary value.

It doesn't prohibit any from selling the software with modifications made ( should provide the modified source code to whom you sell ) or setting it up on a server - providing it as a service and charge a fee.

Always be mindful of that when using the ad free, donation run, no fees charged instance you use.

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